Each Monday in June and July, we will have Creativity Kits to hand out to patrons. There will be a Child or Teen/Adult option. There will a craft or an activity to hand out, alternating each week for Child or Teen/Adult. Patrons are encouraged to show their results on social media. While supplies last, we’ll also include fun surprises like a coupon, sticker, or bookmark.

Week Six for Children: Marshmallow Challenge

Week Six for Adults & Teens: DIY Envelopes

Week Five for Children: Fruit Fans

Week Five for Adults & Teens: Nature Journal

Week Four for Children: Scavenger Hunt

Download instructions
Download the Scavenger Hunt lists

Week Four for Adults & Teens: Origami Cup

Week Three for Adults & Teens: Virtual Art Display

All artwork is welcome. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, crafts, sewing projects - we want to see any of your artistic skills! Create a piece of original art for submission using any medium you wish. Once you've created your artwork, take a picture of it to share with us. Please email your picture to lroberts@jcplin.org. All submissions will be posted on JCPL's social media for the public to view. Pictures will be accepted from Monday, June 15th through Saturday, June 20th.

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Recommended Reading:

702.8 Aspire: 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills by Colston, Valerie
709 CHI - Art That Changed the World by Chilvers, Ian
709 ART - Art: The Definitive Visual Guide 2018
751.45436 ROS - Painting with Bob Ross by Ross, Bob
751.422 RAI - Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days by Rainey, Jenna
741.2 GAR 2018 - Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner by Garcia, Claire Watson
770 SAR - Photo Basics: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Great Photography by Sartore, Joel

Other Resources:
artsandculture.google.com - Explore high-resolution artwork and take tours of virtual art museums from around the world.
Hoopla - Find ebooks to borrow under the categories of art, crafts & hobbies, and photography.

Week Three for Children: Paper Weaving

Week Two for Children: Egg Drop Challenge

Week Two for Adults & Teens: Plastic Shrink Craft

Week One for Children: Shimmery Snake